Between 27 May and 3 June every year, Australia celebrates Reconciliation Week which marks two significant milestones in Australia's Reconciliation journey:
- On 27 May 1967, 90% of voters gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal people, and for Aboriginal people to be recognised in the national census. It was Australia’s most successful referendum.
- On 3 June 1992, the High Court delivered its landmark Mabo decision, which legally recognised that Aboriginal peoples have a special and ongoing relationship to the land. This recognition paved the way for Native Title land rights.
National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique culture and history of Aboriginal people.
A South Australian Government Reconciliation Week Calendar of Events will be released shortly.